Gyro Compassing Circuit Board

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0896
Category: Gyro
Object Type: Module/Sub-Assembly/Component
Object Name: Gyro Compassing Circuit Board
Part No: DL 7704-00007
Serial No: 5047
Manufacturer: Elliott Bros
Division: Inertial Navigation [IND]
Platform(s): Jaguar 
Year of Manufacture: circa 1968
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
107 
Height (mm):
157 
Depth (mm):
19 
Weight (g):
256 
Location: Archive Object Store
Inscription(s):

Gyro Compassing
Ref No 6JA/6191051
Ser. No. 5047
DL 7709-00007
Issue 4
[Mod State] 0

Notes:

This is an Gyro Compassing Circuit Board from the E3R-D1 Inertial Platform forming part of the Jaguar NAVWASS. The Circuit Board reference is not currently known.

In an attempt to make use of the experience gained in the 1960’s designing the inertial navigator for the ‘Blue Steel' air-to-surface missile the Company embarked on the development of a general-purpose instru­ment for aircraft navigation, and an experimental stable platform, E5 was built. This project was not completed, as it was realised that the platform was likely to be too bulky for many applications, and improvements in technique appeared to offer scope for a reduction in size. This was realised in the E3 stable platform, using a novel gimbal system which permitted a very compact construction. This design entered production for the Hawker Siddeley Aviation HS801 'Nimrod' maritime strike and reconnaissance aircraft. However  a further development of the E-3 platform, the E-3R which permitted a wider range of manoeuvre, was specified for the BAC/Breguet  'Jaguar' fighter, and entered service in 1970 rapidly becoming an industry standard.

The Jaguar Navigation and Weapon Aiming Sub-System NAVWASS  comprised the MCS920M central digital computer, E3R inertial platform, projected map display and horizontal situation indicator together with the necessary power supply, electronic, interface and control units.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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